Mike Silverman, better known as That 1 Guy, abandoned his double bass and invented an entirely new instrument - The Magic Pipe. This Pipe that looks like a strange hybrid of Industrial Revolution and Dr.
Richard Giraldi is the Editor-In-Chief of Chicago's "hyper-local" music blog Loud Loop Press. The Blog has been in existence for two years and in 2010 won Chicago Reader's Best Chicago Music Blog Award.
Baltimore's prolific rapper / MC Sullee J speaks and promotes positivity through his music and deeds. He's affiliated with multiple charities helping Haiti, Pakistan, Palestine and Indonesia, and he strives to serve as a role model in the Hip Hop community.
Kids These Days are a multi-genre 8-member band known to fuse together elements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Blues, Soul and Rock, often in one song. With most members still in high school, KTD have been generating quite a buzz around town and beyond.
Jesse De La Pena has been spinning records since 1985 and has helped lay foundation for today's Chicago Hip Hop scene, getting some of those early records into clubs when Hip Hop was yet unrecognized outside the underground / street movements.